The Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) is pleased to present the exhibits of three artists, Monique Luijben, Ellen Grandpre and Kristen Davis, as well as a special exhibit of four Montserrat College of Art instructors and their students
August 2 - September 14
Opening Reception, Sunday, August 3, 2:00-4:00 PM
Ever Evolving - Instructors and their Students from Montserrat's Summer Immersive Program
Ever Evolving is a celebration of the creative community formed by a special group of instructors and their students who come together each summer at Montserrat College of Art. Artists Timothy Hawkesworth, Lala Zietlyn, Barbara Moody and Maria Malatesta have ignited the passion of devoted participants for four summers, and in turn have cultivated a rich dialogue amongst themselves, instructor to instructor. We are proud to present an exhibition which gives testament to the unique community created, by all four instructors and their most recent students. The exhibition is presented by the Marblehead Arts Association and Montserrat College of Art's Department of Continuing Education.
Inner and Outer Landscapes - Monique Luijben
Art, for Monique Luijben, has been an exploration of making watercolors, etchings, mono-prints and photographs. The visual themes that are represented in her work are reflections found on beaches, bodies of water and other surfaces; man-made objects, randomly arriving on beach shores, spontaneously-made structures left by beach lovers; plus the beauty of nature in visual landscapes at dusk or dawn in places where mankind has shown little or no influence.
Faces and Places - Ellen Grandpre
Painting from life, using a direct approach, often "en plein air" Ellen Grandpre seeks to respond to nature in such a way as to "realize one's sensations" (Cezanne), observing and interpreting the natural world through relationships of color, value, shapes and brushstrokes. She is inspired by the visual world around her: the effect of light, color relationships, interesting relationships of shapes. The specific imagery of landscape, the human form and portraiture also serve as inspiration.
Bloodborne - Kristen Davis
Interested in constructing visual stories, the work of Kristen Davis is steeped heavily in the narratives she creates. She has always found landscape to be as telling of a place as its inhabitants, and the history it holds is very often her subject. Having been raised in small, rural towns with strange backwoods and a permeating quiet, she pulls imagery from her childhood. She pursues indirect portraiture and aims to capture the temporal nature of the relationship between space and those who claim it."Bloodborne" explores the familial ties to land passed through generations.
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